December 2010 Issue

Vacuum harvester passes bruising tests

By |December 1st, 2010|

Critical components of the DBR harvester are the vacuum tubes (green ones carry apples), the decelerator wheels (circular steel), [...]

Pruning is key in cherry production

By |December 1st, 2010|

Pruning is the whole foundation of good cherry production, says David Geen, who grows 270 acres of cherries in [...]

Last Bite — The rise and fall of the fruit box label

By |December 1st, 2010|

As this is the last article in this series, I decided to provide a brief overview of the history [...]

WSU seeks to fund priority programs

By |December 1st, 2010|

Dr. Jay Brunner

Washington State University will officially announce a major fundraising campaign this month to fund priority programs.

The university [...]

How do platforms impact workers?

By |December 1st, 2010|

Kit Galvin of the University of Washington explains how she is studying the health impacts of platform work. Rolf [...]

Fruit survey coming up

By |December 1st, 2010|

Starting in December, Washington State tree fruit and grape growers will be asked for information on their acreage, varieties, [...]

Legislative outlook shifts for ag employers

By |December 1st, 2010|

There is great concern and interest in what the outcome of the midterm elections means for agricultural employers.  We [...]

Wine science center campaign begins

By |December 1st, 2010|

A Washington State University wine science center could be near reality within two years. A fundraising campaign to raise [...]

The Aussie Bush for cherries

By |December 1st, 2010|

To get cherry trees into production quickly and produce large firm cherries, it is generally accepted that we must:

• Grow [...]

Nurseries need a tree counter

By |December 1st, 2010|

Robotics scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania set out to develop a device to automatically measure the caliper [...]